Besides Christmas, Earth Day is my absolute favorite holiday. I know a lot of people don’t even consider it a “real” holiday, but I do! Mother Earth has so much beauty to offer. I mean, stop and think about it. Nature is truly awe-inspiring. While I wish we could all slow down and appreciate our planet more every single day, I’m glad there’s one day every year that’s dedicated to appreciating what we have in our world.
I had planned a lovely picnic in the park for Peanut and I. When we got there, however, there were those horribly ugly orange flags warning us to keep off the grass because it had just been sprayed with pesticides or fertilizer or some other biohazardous chemical in which I’m pretty sure I didn’t want my 6-month old shouldn’t be rolling around. So much for enjoying a public green space on Earth Day. Oh, the irony.
About that time my cell phone rang. It was a friend calling to see if Peanut and I wanted to join her and her 9-month old son for lunch at Applebee’s. Not as green of a lunch as what I’d hoped for on Earth Day, but I was really hungry and it seemed to be a decent solution to our picnic problem. I ordered the Garlic & Herb chicken from the Weight Watchers menu. Not fine dining or extremely creative cuisine, but it was a filling portion that tasted decent and only cost me 7 points from my daily points allowance.
After lunch, Peanut and I headed for the grocery. Our fridge and pantry have been looking a little bare lately. Okay, so they’re never really bare. I stock canned, dry and frozen goods like I’m preparing for the apocalypse. It’s just that my husband has been complaining that there weren’t many things to eat that didn’t involve preparing a whole meal. 🙂
We didn’t get home and the groceries put away until almost 4pm, but I was determined to give Peanut some outside time to explore before the day was over. We threw a blanket out under the tree in the yard and she discovered grass, leaves, sticks and trees. Of course she wanted to put everything in her mouth. I had to be on constant alert and assure that she used all of her senses except taste.
We walked around the rest of our property and took some pictures: